SNPA names Carl Esposito to serve on Board of Directors

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Carl Esposito, publisher of The Daily Times in Maryville, Tenn., and regional president of Adams Publishing Group for Tennessee, North Carolina and Southern Virginia, has been named to the SNPA Board of Directors.

Esposito, who will serve in an at-large position on the board, said: "I appreciate the opportunity to join such an accomplished group and look forward to contributing to the ongoing success of SNPA."

He has served as the regional president for the Tennessee/North Carolina group of Adams Publishing since January 2017, as well as publisher of The Daily Times in Maryville, Tenn., since November 2010. Prior to that, he was Media General's senior executive for its Tennessee/Southwest Virginia properties, which included the Pulitzer prize-winning Bristol Herald Courier, CBS affiliate WJHL-TV, websites TriCities.com and SWVAToday.com, and six paid-circulation weekly newspapers.

From 2000 to 2003, Esposito served as vice president and publisher of the Southwest Ohio Group of Cox Ohio Publishing where he oversaw operations of several daily and weekly newspapers and played a key role in the group's ownership transition from The Thomson Corporation to Cox Newspapers in 2000. Dating back to 1979, he served with Thomson Newspapers in corporate positions of business operations and information technology, until being named president & CEO of the company's Southwest Ohio Strategic Marketing Group in 1993.

Recent community activities include serving on the United Way of Blount County Board of Directors, The Blount County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Pellissippi State Foundation Board of Trustees and the Empty Pantry Fund Board of Directors. He also is a member of Maryville Kiwanis and a Leadership Blount class of 2013 graduate. Esposito previously chaired United Way campaigns in Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia, and Middletown, Ohio, and also served on the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in both communities.

Esposito holds a bachelor's degree from Northern Kentucky University and completed executive education studies at Columbia University and Northwestern University.

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